Monthly Archives: December 2013

Vietnam orphanage visit puts things in perspective

My friends and I have it pretty cushy in Vietnam. I’m listening to hockey online while drinking a coffee as I write this — I’m sure some of my friends are just waking up (it’s a Sunday morning, Saturdays are … Continue reading

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Saigon Times – Dec. 2013: Saigon Outcast garage sale to benefit needy as Christmas nears

By Harry Hodge What started as a plan to unload some household goods for a Saigon expat is now a chance for city dwellers to meet, swap items and help the community. Saigon Outcast, a District 2 hangout which can … Continue reading

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Saigon Times – Dec. 2013: Space Panther prowling Vietnam’s music scene

By Harry Hodge Saigon’s music options continue to diversify, as the musical tastes of residents are beginning to stray from sappy V-pop ballads and bubble gum K-pop melodies. If your interests are a bit more experimental, Space Panther should be … Continue reading

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So you wanna get married in Vietnam

Now that the dust has settled and we’ve got our marriage licence in hand, I will now talk about what a bureaucratic nightmare it is to get married in Vietnam. From the get go, contradictory directives from the government will … Continue reading

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Saigon Times – December 2013: Benefit to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan relief

By Harry Hodge While the Philippines is on the other side of Asia, the people of Ho Chi Minh City are still making an effort to help people in need there. Typhoon Haiyan caused considerable damage and loss of life … Continue reading

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